Coronavirus Updates

Our highest priority at SMC is the health and safety of our community. We are striving to stay current and adaptable as this situation is ever-evolving.

Thank you again for your understanding as we diligently work on preparing and protecting our patients and caregivers against the COVID-19 virus.

Below are some links that will be able to answer some of your questions, as well as inform you with current information.

Panhandle Health District has established a call center where the public can ask questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), or if you are experiencing symptoms.

The phone number is (877) 415-5225. You will also find current information on their website: panhandlehealthdistrict.org.

We want you to know that we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we are currently implementing visitor restrictions, as well as screenings upon arrival to our facility.

 Process for Screening

  •  You will be asked if you have a cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing
  •   You will be asked if you have fever
  •   You will be asked if you have had exposure to Covid-19

If you believe you have Coronavirus/COVID-19 based and need emergency care, if possible, please call the Emergency Department prior to arrival at (208) 784-1221

Thank you again for your understanding as we diligently work on preparing and protecting our patients and caregivers against the COVID-19 virus.

Guidelines to the public:

  • Stay home if you’re sick – even if symptoms are mild.
  • Practice good personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into your elbow, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Important Notes:

  • Most people with COVID-19 will have mild illness
  • Not everyone needs to be tested and testing is limited due to supply shortages
  • We are actively working on plans to care for patients with severe coronavirus